STAFF and shoppers have been allowed back into a shopping centre in Wigan after firefighters investigated a ‘strange smell.’
Employees from Vodafone, in the Grand Arcade, could sense a strange smell and felt their eyes and throat burning.
Centre managers called the emergency services and evacuated the centre at 2pm on Saturday.
Firefighters, police and paramedics attended the scene.
A spokesman for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue said: “Crews have been monitoring the situation with specialist equipment.
“The centre was evacuated as a precaution, but there appears to be nothing to worry about.
“It is nothing sinister.”
A spokesman from The Grand Arcade confirmed the centre was open again after 90 minutes and the source of the smell was a microwave oven.